The increasing rate of the building collapsed in the state, the Lagos State government yesterday said that it has certified 100 distressed structures for demolition out of 400 weak structures identified across the state. The government said the list of the 100 buildings certified for the removal would be published for the general public to see, adding that the state government would not tolerate an avoidable loss of lives resulting from building collapse in the state. Speaking while unveiling ‘Green Sticker,’ a new initiative to check illegal building construction and development in the state, the General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Mrs. Biola Koshegbe, an engineer, said the agency identified about 400 distressed buildings.
LASBCA GM said the major thrust of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led government was to provide a safe, secure, productive, and functional state which she described as ingredients for the physical, psychological, social, and economic well-being of the people of Lagos State.
She said: “For us in LASBCA, we are aware of the attendant impact of a sustainable, safe, secure and habitable building on the welfare of our people and the quest to generate vibrant policy, plans, and programs based on our assignment responsibilities for the well-planned city.” She said the agency would also present the logbook to the developer or the site engineer handling a building for proper recording of the progress work in line with the building guidelines in the state. She added that the availability of a green sticker at any construction site signifies that the building complies with all the state government’s requirements.